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William Shatner’s documentary about the tumultuous early years of Star Trek: The Next Generation goes straight to the web, and we’ve got the details.DS9,TNG,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Michael Dorn wants to put Worf in the center seat, and he’s asking fans for their help.
Nichelle Nichols Suffers Stroke [UPDATE 2] June 4, 2015by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Celebrity,TOS , comments closed
Nichelle Nichols (Uhura of Star Trek The Original Series) suffered a mild stroke while in her LA home last night. She is currently undergoing testing, with no word yet on how severe the stroke was. We will bring you updates as they are reported.
[UPDATE] CAT scan results are back and Nichelle is reported to be in good spirits.
[UPDATE 2] MRI results are back indicating the stroke was minor. Nichelle starts therapy today and is reportedly bright and cheerfulCBS/Paramount,Editorial,Trek on TV , comments closed
Regardless of how much you and I want to see Star Trek return to the TV, we aren’t the ones who control the latinum.
Reflections On 10 Years of Trek-less TV May 13, 2015by Jared Whitley , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,ENT,Trek on TV , comments closed
Once a franchise has been around as long as Star Trek – and seen so many highlights – the opportunity for milestones multiply like Tribbles on their honeymoon. 2012 was the 25th anniversary of TNG. 2013 was the 20th anniversary of DS9. This year is the 20th anniversary of VOY. Next year is the 50th anniversary of TOS.
BUT TODAY is actually a milestone of a low-light: the 10th anniversary since a new episode of Star Trek aired on TV.
Grace Lee Whitney passes away May 4, 2015by Brian Drew , Filed under: TOS,Trek Franchise , comments closed
TrekMovie is saddened to report that actress Grace Lee Whitney, who portrayed Janice Rand in the original Star Trek series and in many of the movies and spinoffs, died of natural causes on May 1 in Coarsegold, California. She was 85.Trek on TV , comments closed
When it comes to seeing Trek come back to TV, the right attitude is “Never give up, never surrender.” But perhaps not in the way you’d expect. At least that’s the takeaway from the rumor that Paramount Television is trying to sell a TV spin-off of Galaxy Quest.
IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios present the conclusion of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive this week. Kirk and Kor show the apes how it’s done; Taylor makes a decision; and the apes prove that deft hands with opposable thumbs are good survival tools. Spoiler review after the break.
Spockboy video – Sepia Trek April 5, 2015by Matt Wright , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),TOS,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed
Long time TrekMovie readers will remember our friend Paul “Spockboy” Sibbald for his hilarious TOS gag edits of episodes. He let us know there was a new creation up on his YouTube channel for our viewing pleasure. He says he was inspired by:
the gentlemen who took pictures of the original Enterprise model and Photoshopped them into scenes from the various Star Trek films. That story, plus the recent very sad death of Leonard Nimoy, inspired me to create this video. It is the sequence from Star Trek III when the crew steals the Enterprise. In this video however it is the TOS crew (and ships) and is done as a 1927 silent film. It is certainly unique and I think you’ll like it. It was shot completely with models and required a great deal of rotoscoping to make it work.
There’s some major TOS love in this one, Matt Decker is sent after Kirk in this version of events, and there’s a fun homage to the first Sci-Fi silent film – Méliès’ A Trip to the Moon.
Click through for the full video.Comics,Review,Sci-Fi,TOS , comments closed
IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios have released the penultimate chapter of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive. The gorillas are on the move. Kirk is on the move. When will Kor make his move? Spoiler review after the break!
TrekInk: Review of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #3 + 7-Page Preview March 3, 2015by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Review,Sci-Fi,TOS , comments closed
IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios present the next installment of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive this week. Taylor is loose on the Enterprise and General Marius is ready to ride. Spoiler review after the break.
We Are Assembled Here Today To Pay Final Respects To Our Honored Dead: Celebrating Leonard Nimoy February 27, 2015by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Nimoy , comments closed
When Captain Picard reveals his unfortunate duty of informing Spock that his father, Sarek, has died, Data posits that Spock – as a Vulcan – would surely see death as the logical conclusion of his father’s illness. Picard explains that death is never that easy, not even for a Vulcan.
And for those of us who loved one Vulcan in particular, it’s not easy at all.Nimoy , comments closed
TrekMovie is deeply saddened to report that Leonard Nimoy passed away this morning at home in Los Angeles. He was 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, said the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Leonard announced last year that he had the disease, which he attributed to years of heavy smoking decades ago.
The New York Times‘ obituary can be read here.
We’ll have more later.
Leonard Nimoy hospitalized with chest pains February 23, 2015by Brian Drew , Filed under: Nimoy , comments closed
Earlier today, website TMZ reported that Leonard Nimoy, cultural icon and a pillar of the Star Trek franchise, had been taken to UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles last Thursday after complaining of severe chest pains. According to TMZ, Nimoy has been “in and out of hospitals multiple times” recently.
Smithsonian Brings Original Enterprise Model Back for One Day Only During Major Restoration Effort January 26, 2015by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,History,TOS , comments closed
The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is overseeing the 4th and latest restoration of the original Enterprise model used to film The Original Series. For one day only they let the public in on the process, and TrekMovie’s Jared Whitley has the scoop and photos below.
TrekInk: Review of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #2 + 7-Page Preview January 20, 2015by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Review,Sci-Fi,TOS , comments closed
You there! Humans! IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios will release the second issue of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive this week. TrekMovie reviews and previews this installment of the crossover story nobody ever expected! Spoilers and more exclamation points after the break!List,VOY , comments closed
TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: The Webcomic January 14, 2015by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Interview,Review,TOS , comments closed
Star Trek: The Webcomic, written and illustrated by Mark Farinas, is an ongoing comic strip published online, with compelling and entertaining Star Trek tales based on original series concepts. TrekMovie looks at the strip and learns more from its creator after the break.Trek on TV,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed
After an interplanetary episode of The Simpsons last night, the show ended with some rather familiar closing credits played to the Star Trek The Original Series closing theme. Check out the video after the jump, and see how many references you can name!
Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Seven – Blu-ray review January 2, 2015by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,TNG Remastered , comments closed
With the release of Season 7 we come to the end of rediscovering The Next Generation in high definition. It has been an amazing two years of releases from the CBS Digital team, lifting the veil of edited on videotape standard definition haze. So this release is bittersweet, a new season to go through is always welcome, but knowing this is the last remastered Trek show for the foreseeable future is saddening. Read on for the full review.